Sharon Stone has been dropped from Christian Dior’s Chinese adverts.

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The Basic Instinct star – who suggested the devastating natural disaster in the Sichuan province on May 12 was “karma” for their government’s treatment of Tibet – will no longer appear in the French fashion house’s campaign in the Far East country even though she has now apologised.

Stone said in a statement released by Dior: “Due to my inappropriate words and acts during the interview, I feel deeply sorry and sad about hurting the Chinese people.

“I am willing to take part in the relief work of China’s earthquake, and wholly devote myself to helping affected Chinese people.”

Stone also said she had worked for various international charities for over 20 years. Stone’s comments sparked mass controversy and were condemned by many commentators.

Speaking about the natural disaster, which has so far killed around 80,000 citizens, she initially said: “I’m not happy about the way the Chinese are treating the Tibetans because I don’t think anyone should be unkind to anyone else. And then this earthquake and all this stuff happened, and then I thought, ‘Is that karma? When you’re not nice then the bad things happen to you?’”

China has occupied Tibet since its invasion in 1950, claiming the neighbouring nation is rightfully part of China. Since the occupation began, people have campaigned to liberate Tibet and to end the human rights violations.